May

Cheery on a Monday morning

Cheery on a Monday morning

It’s not often you get to see a pretty, smiling face first thing on a Monday morning

Show us your pom-poms

Show us your pom-poms

It’s not often girls get their pom-poms out for us

He knows where we are looking!

He knows where we are looking!

Sometimes even the riders realise they are not always the centre of attention

Rutter tops 200mph at NW200

Rutter tops 200mph at NW200

Michael Rutter dominated the North West 200 road races, beating the total of nine wins held by his father, and managing a top speed of 201.1mph during the second race.Rutter has now claimed ten...

A good way to end the week

A good way to end the week

What better way to look forward to a weekend of racing than a gorgeous brolly babe?

Laconi takes provisional pole

Laconi takes provisional pole

Regis Laconi has taken provisional pole for the Monza round of the World Superbike championship on Sunday.The Frenchman recorded a time of 1:48.701, putting him ahead of Pierfrancesco Chili, and Honda...

Laconi does Monza double

Regis Laconi has won both races at the World Superbike round at Monza today, May 16.The Frenchman completed a one-two with team-mate James Toseland in race one, but the pair found themselves split by Chris Vermuelen on the Honda in race two. However, the Australian rider was later excluded when the tilt-switch was found not to work. The switch is a safety measure and should cut the engine when a...

First qualifying: Supersport and Superstock

Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:51.939. 2) Foret 1:53.166. 3) Charpentier 1:53.159. 4) Vd Goorbergh 1:53.694. 5) Lanzi 1:53.698. 6) Curtain 1:54.235. 7) Chambon 1:54.521. 8) Parkes 1:54.529. 9) Migliorati 1:54.576. 10) Kellner 1:54.617. 11) Fujiwara 1:54.617. 12) Gugovaz 1:54.846. 13) Hanson 1:55.101. 14) Iannuzzo 1:55.164. 15) Bussei 1:55.215. 16) Neukirchner 1:55.278. 17) Guareschi 1:55.323. 18)...

Laconi fastest at Monza

Laconi fastest at Monza

Regis Laconi has gone quickest in free practice for the WSB round at Monza on Sunday, May 16.The factory Fila Ducati rider recorded a best time of 1:49.581, almost a second quicker than Pier-Francesco...

Supersport and Superstock free practice

Supersport:1) Muggeridge 1:52.930. 2) Lanzi 1:54.083. 3) Foret 1:54.098. 4) Curtain 1:54.230. 5) Fujiwara 1:54.334. 6) Vd Goorbergh 1:54.607. 7) Parkes 1:54.805. 8) Charpentier 1:54.990. 9) Iannuzzo 1:55.166. 10 Giugovaz 1:55.195. 11) Migliorati 1:55.384. 12) Kellner 1:55.566. 13) Guareschi 1:55.587. 14) Chambon 1:55.642. 15) Hanson 1:55.642. 16) Tortoroglio 1:55.833. 17) Corradi 1:55.953 18)...

Monza Supersport and Superstock results:

Supersport:1) Muggeridge. 2) Parkes. 3) Vd Goorbergh. 4) Charpentier. 5) Kellner. 6) Neukirchner. 7) Bussei. 8) Guareschi. 9) Lagrive. 10) Hanson. 11) Roccoli. 12) Sacchetti. 13) Giugovaz. 14) Van Steenbergen. 15) LanziRetired: Fujiwara. Migliorati. Cruciani. Berta. Curtain. Wimbauer. Baiocco. Boccolini. Chambon. Corradi. Tortoroglio. Foret. Iannuzzo.Superstock:1) Vizziello. 2) Alfonsi. 3)...

Monza Superpole

1) Laconi 1:48.258. 2) Vermulen 1:48.594. 3) Chili 1:48.655. 4) Haga 1:49.152. 5) Haslam 1:49.259. 6) Toseland 1:49.422. 7) Nannelli 1:50.024. 8) Borciani 1:50.132. 9) Walker 1:50.434. 10) McCoy 1:50.525. 11) Martin 1:50.534. 12) Corser 1:50.996. 13) Bontempi 1:51.039. 14) Pedercini 1:51.487. 15) Sanchini 1:51.974. 16) Blora 1:52.056.Outside to 16: 17) Clementi 1:51.613. 18) De Matteis 1:51.558.

Gibernau wins French GP

Gibernau wins French GP

Sete Gibernau passed early leader Carlos Checa and stayed clear of the drama behind him to take the French GP at Le Mans today, Sunday May 16.Checa surprised many by out-qualifying Yamaha team-mate...

Free practice: 250cc and 125cc

250cc free practice:1) Porto 1:38.862. 2) Nieto 1:38.930. 3) Pedrosa 1:39.110. 4) De Puniet 1:39.533. 5) Poggiali 1:39.536. 6) De Angelis 1:39.794. 7) Rolfo 1:39.802. 8) Elias 1:39.990. 9) Battaini 1:40.018. 10) Guintoli 1:40.379. 11) Debon 1:40.407. 12) Aoyama 1:40.533. 13) Matsudo 1:40.706. 14) Davies 1:40.892. 15) Nigon 1:40.922. 16) Olive 1:41.156. 17) West 1:41.214 18) Bataille 1:41.226 19)...

Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

Max Biaggi has gone fastest in free practice this morning, Friday May 14, for the Le Mans GP on Sunday, recording a new lap record in the process.The Italian Honda rider recorded a fastest time of...

All white on the night…

All white on the night…

There’s never a skirt-lifting breeze when you need one…

Rutter out to beat dad at NW200

Rutter out to beat dad at NW200

Michael Rutter is out to overtake his dad Tony at the North West 200 on Saturday, May 15.Tony won nine races at the North West 200 in the 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and Superbike classes between 1973 and...

Goldilocks?

Goldilocks?

So that’s where all our porridge went….

MCN staff get out on the grid

MCN staff get out on the grid

MCN’s Sam Bostock helping out Team PB in British Superbikes. Next week, Editor David Cushman.

They’re still together…

They’re still together…

Last time we saw this pair was over a week ago, and they’re still hugging…

Keeping a tight grip…

Keeping a tight grip…

No-one’s going to be able to wrest that pole from her grip….

Don’t turn away

Don’t turn away

Don’t turn your back on us….Whatever we said, we didn’t mean it…

Misano street named after Kato

Misano street named after Kato

The road that leads into Santa Monica circuit in Misano has been named after Daijiro Kato.Kato’s parents, wife and children, close friend Makoto Tamada and Colin Edwards attended the naming ceremony...

Try to look happy Leon…

Try to look happy Leon…

Proof that Leon Haslam has a higher level of focus than most of us…

Kagayama does double at Oulton BSB

Yukio Kagayama dominated race day at Oulton Park for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship, with only team-mate John Reynolds providing a challenge to the Japenese rider. The two races mirrored each other with the same riders taking the top five places in the same order in both. The Rizla Suzuki riders dominated both races, fighting it out for the top spot right up to the line.

Seeing red…

Seeing red…

It takes a certain type of person to make orange and red look this good.

Gibernau wins Jerez MotoGP

Sete Gibernau fought through the rain to take an impressive victory at the Spanish GP, while Valentino Rossi failed to make the podium. Rossi had been on form all weekend qualifying his Yamaha on pole position,but with the rain coming down in torrents on Jerez circuit it was the Telefonica Honda riding Gibernau that took the holeshot and dominated the rest of the race. Only Camel Honda rider Max...

A giggle of babes?

A giggle of babes?

What is the collective noun for a group of brolly babes

Our man feels the heat of BSB fireball

Our man feels the heat of BSB fireball

motorcyclenews.com’s commercial chief Adam Hitchcox thought he was going to die in the spectacular warm-up-lap explosion that stunned the crowds at Oulton Park on Monday.Hitchcox looks after ad...

Kagayama does the double at Oulton

Kagayama does the double at Oulton

Yukio Kagayama dominated race day at Oulton Park for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship, with only team-mate John Reynolds providing a challenge to the Japenese rider.The two races...

Reynolds takes first pole for 2004

Reynolds takes first pole for 2004

John Reynolds has qualified on pole position for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship at Oulton Park.Reynolds dominated the weekend finishing with the best times in both qualifying...

The look of glove

The look of glove

Perfect gloves for grid work and doing the washing up…

Rossi gives second pole to Yamaha

Rossi gives second pole to Yamaha

Valentino Rossi has taken his second pole position in a row after a wet second qualifying session in Jerez.Showers dogged both the practice and qualifying sessions for the second round of the MotoGP...

Gibernau triumphs at Jerez

Gibernau triumphs at Jerez

Sete Gibernau fought through the rain to take an impressive victory at the Spanish GP, while Valentino Rossi failed to make the podium.Rossi had been on form all weekend qualifying his Yamaha on pole...